If you are considering adoption, placing your baby for adoption, or becoming a foster parent in the Riverside, California area, you will find information regarding home study providers, local agencies, foster care resources, hospitals, and county courts below. Visit our California Adoption page. for additional resources.

Completing the Home Study in Riverside

The home study is one of the most important aspects of the adoption process and is required for every adoption. Its purpose is to assess the suitability and capability of prospective Adoptive Parents. The home study generally includes questions about family history, health & financial information, and personal background. The following is a list of home study providers/adoption agencies near Riverside:

  • Alpha Adoption Centers
  • 951-369-5282
  • “The mission of Alpha Adoption Centers is to successfully find and match adoptable children with families that can meet each child’s individual needs. Our goal is to know what the child’s needs are and to have an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the families so that each child’s specific needs may be met throughout their lifetime.”
  • County of Riverside – DPSS
  • 951-358-3555
  • “Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) is dedicated to supporting and improving the health, safety, and well-being of individuals and families.”
  • Nightlight Christian Adoptions
  • 714-693-5437
  • “Nightlight Christian Adoptions is a full-service, Hague accredited child placement agency. In 1997 we pioneered the first embryo adoption program, Snowflakes Embryo Adoption offering this unique adoption choice to families… Nightlight programs also include comprehensive International, Foster care, Domestic and Home study services.”

Riverside Adoption Agencies

There are several other basic adoption requirements all Adoptive Parents will need to know. If you are interested in adopting a baby in the surrounding Riverside area, contact these local adoption agencies below:

Foster Care Resources

Do you think Foster Adoption is right for you? Contact these local foster care resources to see if the role of a Foster Parent is in your best interest:

  • A Coming of Age
  • 951-776-9223
  • “A Coming of Age Foster Family Agency (FFA) is a treatment foster family agency providing therapeutic foster care services to foster children who have been referred to placement in the foster homes of certified foster parents who are affiliated with our organization.”
  • Greenhouse Family Services
  • 951-788-0322
  • “Greenhouse Family Services is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to ensuring the well-being of abused, abandoned and neglected children and helping them become independent and successful adults.”
  • Olive Crest
  • 951-686-8500
  • “Our vision is to ensure every child has a strong family, and our ultimate goal is to restore broken families. Every day Olive Crest, with the support of donors and caring community members serves 3,000 children and families in need.”
  • Walden Family Services
  • 951-788-5905
  • “Our Vision - Every child has a loving family and the ability to realize their greatest potential toward becoming a self-sufficient and productive member of their community.”

Hospitals in Riverside

Birth Mothers and Adoptive Parents will need to prepare a hospital plan that will meet all their hopes and needs. Finding the right hospital with the right staff will ensure a comfortable stay when welcoming their new baby. Below is a list of hospitals in Riverside:

County Courts

To complete the adoption process, a finalization hearing is required. If you would like to learn about the adoption laws in California, check out our Adoption Laws by State page. The following is a list of county courts in and near the Riverside area:

  • Imperial County
  • 760-482-2233
  • El Centro Courthouse, 939 West Main Street, Lower Level, El Centro, CA 92243
  • Orange County
  • 657-622-5077
  • Lamoreaux Justice Center, 341 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868-3209
  • Riverside County
  • 951-777-3147
  • Riverside Family Law, 4175 Main Street, Riverside, Ca. 92501
  • San Bernardino County
  • 909-521-3136
  • Superior Court of California, 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino CA 92415

Local Attractions

While you’re in the Riverside area, check out the scenic views of the California Citrus State Historic Park, or catch an entertaining performance at the Fox Performing Arts Center. If you like museums, Riverside offers several to choose from. These local attractions will be sure to keep you amused. See more local attractions below: